umBhobe Beach House
Private & Exclusive

Welcome to umBhobe Beach House


Memories are made at this exclusive family beach house with private beach.  

umBhobe Beach House is an upmarket 3-bed, 2 bath holiday house a stone's throw from the breakers, sheltered behind the sand dunes.  It is in a secure eco-complex in Kelso, near Pennington and Scottburgh, with direct access to the beach where swimming, snorkeling, rock-pools, fishing & surfing all await, on your doorstep.  


This is a home for the discerning holiday maker and family, fitted and furnished to high standards.  Two rooms have extra length luxury queen size beds, the third room has twin bed. Both bathrooms are full bathrooms with shower, bath, basin and toilet.   

A unique and defining feature of the house is a large double deck with spectacular 180 degree sea views and breaker views and great outdoor living.

About umBhobe

umBhobe is the Zulu word for the Milkwood tree,  a low-growing, evergreen tree with gnarled, sprawling branches that are home to a variety of wild life. Milkwoods are found mainly along the coast from the Cape Peninsula to northern Zululand and umBhobe Beach House is nestled behind the sand dunes in and amongst a cluster of beautiful Milkwoods. 

What's it got?

Fully furnished inside - two rooms with extra length luxury queen size beds, the third room has twin beds. Both bathrooms are full bathrooms with shower, bath, basin and toilet.     

Fully equipped kitchen.  Weber gas braai.   Radio/DVD player and TV with DSTV.    Wi-fi (capped).   Secure safe (can fit laptops).  Jigsaw puzzles and a cupboard full of board games.  Books and binoculars.   6-seater patio table and 2 hammocks in the shelter of the house. Sun loungers and deck chairs and a large double deck overlooking the sea.  Outdoor showers.   Linen and bath towels provided. Serviced by arrangement.

Features of this home are the 
modern comfortable furnishings, large diningroom table, expansive deck and patio area (2 rooms open on to the deck) and large upper deck with views over the Milkwoods onto the breakers and out to sea.  

Where is it?

umBhobe Beach House is in Kelso, which is between Pennington beach and Scottburgh on the KZN South Coast. Pennington is a small seaside town and includes the pleasant seaside villages of Kelso, Sezela and Bazley Beach. 

umBhobe Beach House is approximately 10km and 5km south of Scottburgh and Park Rynie respectively, and 4km north of Pennington.  

GPS Coordinates are:   30°21'37.4"S 30°43'01.9"E

Directions from N2 freeway:  Take the N2 offramp to Park Rynie.(exit 104) and turn toward the sea.  After approximately 0.5km turn right (south) onto the R102.  Travel just over 5.5km.  Just past Abrams Crest, turn left into Abrams Road (sign posts to Wrecked Herron, Happy Wanderers, Vulamanzi).  Travel another 1km, keeping left.  At Vulamanzi, cross the railway line and you have reached your destination.

What's there to do?

At umBhobe Beach House you can relax in hammocks,  lounge on the sundecks overlooking the sea, play boardgames, build puzzles,  snorkel, surf, swim, collect shells, wallow in rock pools, take long walks on clean clear beaches, enjoy sundowners, whale watch... the list of relaxing, family-reconnecting, battery-charging activities is a long one.  If you  wish to explore further afield then this is a beautiful area that offers something special and a little different. Quiet, clean beaches, beautiful bays, rock pools, Pennington's safe tidal pools and Scottburgh's large swimming beach offer more unwinding and relaxing opportunities, but there are numerous attractions in and around the area to keep the active busy. There are numerous golf courses, including the Umdoni Golf Course, Selborne Park course & Scottburgh golf course.  There are also a number of 9-hole courses and driving ranges all within a 5km radius.

The warm Indian ocean offers a rich blend of fish species and this has given rise to a large sport fishing community. This beautiful area offers fishermen a wealth of options and the annual 'Couta Classic' held in Pennington over the Easter weekend attracts hundreds of fisherman from all over the country to participate in one of the largest fishing competitions in Kwazulu Natal. Besides the excellent bass and deep sea fishing on offer, Rock and surf fishing is very popular, with catches such as shad, sharks and rays, grunter, kingfish and pompano.     Of course the annual Sardine Run provides lots of excitement in June/July.    

Additional options to keep the restless active include mountain biking (trails through the sugar cane fields), shark cage diving, scuba diving, Crocworld and the Vernon Crookes nature reserve.  All of these activities are within very easy reach (not more than 20 minutes) of umBhobe Beach House.

Dining options abound as well and there are numerous restaurants and eateries in the region.